Singapore Airlines (SIA) has expanded its quarantine-free Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) network to 14 cities, and says it expects to add additional cities in the coming weeks.
The VTL flights had previously been available to Germany and Brunei. To read a review of a flight from Frankfurt to Singapore under the VTL arrangements from the German edition of Business Traveller, see
The new VTL list includes Canada, Denmark, France, Italy, the Netherlands, South Korea, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America. (These are in addition to the existing VTL arrangements with Brunei and Germany, which began in September 2021.)
The VTL services will operate from Amsterdam, Barcelona, Copenhagen, London, Los Angeles, Milan, New York, Paris, and Rome starting from October 19, 2021.
Singapore Airline’s VTL services from Seoul will begin on November 16 2021. As of today, Singapore Airlines operates VTL services from Bandar Seri Begawan, Frankfurt, and Munich.
In addition, Scoot, SIA’s sister airline, will operate VTL flights from Berlin from 20 October 2021.
The full flight schedule is available here (downloads as a pdf)
Multi-city itineraries within VTL countries are allowed if customers meet the 14-day travel history requirement, which includes transit countries. For example, a traveller may fly from Singapore to Paris, and then Paris to Amsterdam, and still be eligible for the VTL flight from Amsterdam to Singapore. However, a customer who flies from Singapore to Los Angeles via Tokyo1 will not be eligible for SIA’s non-stop VTL flight from Los Angeles if the stay in Los Angeles is less than 14 days.
Customers travelling on the VTL flights can transfer via Singapore Changi Airport to 59 destinations within the SIA Group network.
All customers must ensure that they are eligible for Singapore’s VTL arrangements before their flights.
To read the criteria, see Vaccinated Travel Lanes(VTL) on Singapore Airline’s website.
“Singapore’s expansion of the VTL arrangements to 11 countries is great news for our customers, who can now reunite with their loved ones more easily or finally go on that overseas holiday,” said Mr Lee Lik Hsin, Executive Vice President Commercial, Singapore Airlines.
“The SIA Group supports all measures to reopen Singapore to quarantine-free international travel. This will enable the safe and gradual recovery of Changi Airport as a major air hub, backed by rising vaccination rates and confidence in the robust health and safety measures across the end-to-end customer journey.”